Posts tagged with 'Brazil'
Cities in Focus: Curitiba
Cities in Focus: Curitiba
Last night, EMBARQ (the producer of this blog) premiered the latest video in its documentary series, “Cities in Focus: Curitiba,” a five-minute film that profiles innovative examples of sustainable urban development, with a focus on transit-oriented development (TOD) and bus rapid ...
Brazil's Green World Cup
Brazil's Green World Cup
Recently we wrote about Brazil’s preparations for the 2014 World Cup and some of the proposed transport infrastructure improvements, including more than 500 kilometers of bus rapid transit (BRT) lines, that will come out of the R$11.48 billion (US$6.48 billion) already ...
"Urban Repair Squad" Makes Over São Paulo Streets
"Urban Repair Squad" Makes Over São Paulo Streets
São Paulo, Brazil is notorious for its horrifically congested streets. The city has the world’s sixth most painful commute, and motorization in the metropolitan area of more than 19 million residents is growing by 10 percent per year. But just ...
Spotlight on the World Cup: Brazil Gears Up for Games with Urban Transit Investments
Spotlight on the World Cup: Brazil Gears Up for Games with Urban Transit Investments
As the 2010 World Cup winds down, South Africa’s IBSA ally, Brazil,  is already anxious for the 2014 matches to arrive. They got the ball rolling yesterday, revealing the logo for the 2014 tournament. Twelve Brazilian cities have been selected to ...
Rio Passengers Get More Time on Transit for Single Fare
Rio Passengers Get More Time on Transit for Single Fare
Recently, we wrote about how public transit costs and long travel times can force people to sleep on the streets in Rio’s central zones. Now, the state government has taken a small but promising step toward relieving these problems by ...
Access for All: Rio Street Dwellers Blame Poor Public Transit
Access for All: Rio Street Dwellers Blame Poor Public Transit
This is the first post in TheCityFix’s series, “Access for All,” about how we can use sustainable transportation development to ensure increased accessibility for poor city dwellers, particularly in developing countries. As Rio prepares to host the World Cup in ...
Keepin' Up with Curitiba
Keepin' Up with Curitiba
Curitiba, Brazil has long provided a global model for successful integration of transportation and land use planning, with a focus on environmental preservation. And recent innovations –  including the brand new Green Line and an expanded traditional route  – deserve international ...
Sao Paulo: City of Walls
São Paulo is a city of walls erected on a foundation of fear, with it’s 11 million residents, or at least the subset that can afford to, hunkering down in gated condominiums, strolling in private parks, playing soccer on private ...
Cheap Cars, More Traffic
Cheap Cars, More Traffic
Residents in Taiwan snarled in traffic. The latest edition of Business Week includes an article about car companies using ultra-efficient business models to produce super cheap cars that are affordable to the masses in the developing world. Lead by Tata ...
Are Bio-fuels the Right Choice for the Transport Sector?
Are Bio-fuels the Right Choice for the Transport Sector?
On March 26, Lee Schipper, Director of Research at EMBARQ, waded into the cacophonous debate over biofuels during a presentation at the World Bank. Biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel are often touted as a panacea for a host of environmental ...
Biofuels Get Another Boost With New US-Brazil Agreement
Biofuels Get Another Boost With New US-Brazil Agreement
The buzz surrounding biofuels grew even louder this week during President Bush’s high profile visit to Brazil. Bush met with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Sao Paolo, where the two leaders signed a new green fuels agreement ...
New Software Program to Help Clean Up Latin American Traffic
New Software Program to Help Clean Up Latin American Traffic
In a talk that appealed to computer geeks, policy wonks and transport engineers alike, Prof. Toni Lindau, EMBARQ’s CTS-Brasil Director, discussed his new “Microscopic Bus Rapid Transit Simulator.” Prof. Lindau presented his innovative software tool at EMBARQ’s “Transforming Transportation” event, ...
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